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Parts Comparison

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2008-10-29
First Posted: 2008-10-22

Not much to say here, but things are different. Apart from the brand new pilot (which has very basic articulation!), I was surprised to discover the caps are a bit smaller than their rubber Tomy counterparts.

Official Visual Book

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2008-10-29
First Posted: 2008-10-09

This booklet came with the first production run of HMM-008 Molga/Molga Canory to commemorate the release of ten HMM kits. It’s printed on high quality, thick paper and has all the box art from the first ten releases.

HMM-002(ltd) Empire Command Wolf LC

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2015-02-10
First Posted: 2008-10-01

Well, Irvine’s gun has never looked better. Empire Command Wolf LC was the second limited kit from the HMM line, released summer 2007. It is a recolor of the regular Command Wolf, but it also includes a new weapon—the long range cannon (like Irvine’s variant in the NJR). It sold out quickly, teaching a valuable […]

HMM-002(ltd) Empire Command Wolf LC (Build Review)

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2010-09-14
First Posted: 2008-10-01

What to glue, what to paint, check it out, check it out!

Vol. 07 Sea Panther

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Monthly Zoids Graphics
Last Modified: 2015-02-10
First Posted: 2008-09-11

Sea Panther (poor romanization for Panzer?) is one of the most anticipated reissues in the Graphics line. It pretty much sold out instantly, leaving lots of people in the lurch, preorders be damned. Thankfully they’re doing another run in December, but those could go just as quickly. And with good reason: Sea Panther has never […]

Armored Gator

In: 80s/90s Misc Releases > Techno Zoids
Last Modified: 2012-04-01
First Posted: 2008-09-07

Another bonus from brother WIKD, thanks! Lighting was against me with these pics. The background is all weird, but the Gator’s colors are pretty spot on. Which is frightening. The upper parts do have a nice metallic sheen to them, though. I’m going to try a swap with my other ’gators, because I think either […]

Storm Sworder Jet

In: Everything Else > Fuzors Limited
Posted: 2008-09-03

The sticker sheet had a ton of stickers with black print… that were to go on a black zoid! Luckily, I had substitute stickers to apply.

069 Seismosaurus

In: 2nd Worldwide Release > Hasbro Variants
Last Modified: 2012-01-05
First Posted: 2008-08-25

This wasn’t an official Hasbro release in the US (though a few people have ultra-rare prototypes), but did make its way to the New Pacific Release. I ordered mine from the Philippines. I stole one of the gunner seats for my Helcat custom, but it’s otherwise complete. The tail mechanism is quite clever, with a […]

HMM-002 Command Wolf (One Year Later)

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2013-09-17
First Posted: 2008-08-23

One year later, and I’m finally finished. All the time I was putting off doing stickers, I was also bothered by the ham-fisted panel lining job this poor guy got. My previous gold and silver markers were a piece of crap, so I redid the teeth and hydraulics too. Either this project was cursed, or […]

2006: Gojulas HT (TRU Japan 15th ann.)

In: Everything Else > Other Limited Editions
Last Modified: 2013-09-03
First Posted: 2008-08-23

In celebration of Toys R Us Japan’s 15th anniversary (October 2006), Tomy released an entirely clear Gojulas! The gearbox, battery covers and even the light are all clear. Best of all, I get another clear pilot, which means another mini-micronaut! I wish the original Z-point giveaways (don’t call ’em crystal!) were this complete in their […]

ZED-4 Dark Horn

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Zoids Evo Drive (ZED)
Last Modified: 2011-04-13
First Posted: 2008-08-18

This is the only ZED I have, because 1) they were overpriced, and 2) it’s a Dark Horn. I managed to find this one for cheap on YJ, but after all the middleman markups it came to about retail. Damn. This one’s a windup, so at least it didn’t cost over 6000 yen (about a […]

KZ-01 Liger Zero (King of Flexible Mobile)

In: Unsorted Forever
Last Modified: 2015-12-07
First Posted: 2008-08-18

King of Flexible Mobile/metal action/ka-dou-ou was a (tragically) short-lived 1/100 scale offshoot with die cast metal parts and super articulation.

2005: Shield Liger Blox (Zoids Tactics)

In: Everything Else > Other Limited Editions
Last Modified: 2012-10-10
First Posted: 2008-08-17

A cute mini-me of Shieldy, now in Blox form! This was a birthday present from WIKD, much appreciated! As you can see, painting will be required for maximum coolness. There were some stickers meant to go over the fangs, but that doesn’t seem like as good as painting, so I’ll just hold out.

Zoicoro: Molga

In: Unsorted Forever
Last Modified: 2013-07-20
First Posted: 2008-08-16

One of the highly sought-after mini pullback zoids. I’ve wanted a super deformed Molga for a while. I got two of these in an auction. They were a steal because the motors were busted. My friend calls these “silly deformed”, because they are. This one and the Glidoler are a lot easier to find than […]

Zoicoro: Glidoler

In: Unsorted Forever
Last Modified: 2013-07-20
First Posted: 2008-08-16

I got the Glidoler off Yahoo Japan (thanks to Celga) for very few yen. I don’t even think I had to pay the “shipping within Japan” fee, because it was so small. See also: Dino Comics.

KZ-01C Panzer Unit (for KoFM Liger Zero)

In: Unsorted Forever
Last Modified: 2015-12-07
First Posted: 2008-08-15

Flexible hybrid cannons! I love my little mini tank-liger. I really need to get some pics of the regular KoFM liger, don’t I…

KZ-02 Berserk Führer (King of Flexible Mobile)

In: Unsorted Forever
Last Modified: 2013-09-11
First Posted: 2008-08-15

Too bad this line died so quickly and so hard, because this guy is actually pretty cool. It would have been nice to see other zoids done in this style, or even a Storm Unit for the Führer here, but oh well. It does have the one shortcoming of super-articulated figures: the more points of […]

2008-08: De-chromed pilot

In: Customized Zoids > I Made These
Last Modified: 2010-09-14
First Posted: 2008-08-12

After seeing these strange pilots in an auction, I wanted to see what was underneath the chrome of my own Robo Strux pilots. Along the way I discovered that a little bit of acetone (nail polish remover) can make a gold pilot silver (pic #1). A lot more plus some scrubbing will strip the chrome […]

GZ-013 Bamburian

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Genesis
Last Modified: 2011-08-04
First Posted: 2008-08-10

This was one of the hero rides from Genesis. Underneath the panda armor lies Bear Fighter’s frame. The weapons have Blox-sized pegs, and you can mount Blox weapons on the shoulders. Best of all, it’s an oddly cute kit.

HMM-005 Shield Liger Mk-II

In: 2000s Misc Releases > Kotobukiya HMM
Last Modified: 2015-02-10
First Posted: 2008-08-10

OK I’m completely in love with this kit, and I never used to even care about Shieldies. Thanks, Kotobukiya! The first HMM Shieldy was nice enough, but the color scheme on this one brings out a lot more detail, and has nicer contrast. Plus, gigantic cannons—always a plus! I think this one took about 16-18 […]

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    • RCM: @Alex: I found them on Yahoo Japan, but that was over ten years ago, and they were pretty rare even then.
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    • RCM: @Oshboggy: “stupid sexy Flanders”. But yeah, something happened between concept art and prototype. Status of HMM Z-Knight money: buying records instead!
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